If you haven’t heard pictures of Olympic golden boy Michael Phelps have surfaced of him taking some hits from the bong post Olympics. I think most people would agree that a little pot smoking isn’t a big deal but marketers have been quick to say that this could hurt his massive endorsement deals. They couldn’t be any more wrong, in fact I think this opens the door for him. Here are four potential sponsorship opportunities available for him.
Goldenseal- If you examine the pictures you can tell that it isn’t his first rodeo. He is taking it in like the Olympic champ that he is. But with the amount of drug tests this guy goes through he has had to have a little help. That is why Goldenseal is the perfect sponsorship opportunity for him. What else says, “Hey I like to have a little fun but I need to keep my job?”
Funyuns- So much has been made about the infamous Phelps calorie intake. Now we know it wasn’t just about his training intensity. You know that between the training, smoking, and eating there is one thing he constantly craves, Funyuns. The only food made for stoners by stoners, now they have a new cover boy.
Phish- Sure the band reunited and their shows shouldn’t have a problem selling out. But with a younger generation possibly unfamiliar with them why not use Phelps to help introduce them to each other. We know they all have something in common… cough, cough.
Hemp swimming trunks- There is a lot of debate about the technology in swimming and how the suits have helped cut down time so much. This is a chance for Phelps to really show that he doesn’t need the technology and help further the cause. (Insert your own, “if he loses he can smoke always smoke his trunk” jokes here.)
See Michael there is so much for you out there still.
What do you think about the whole Phelps getting caught smoking situation?